István Hartenstein


orchestra member, first bassoon
Member of the Hungarian State Opera since: 1986

Education and training:
Pécs High School of Music, teacher: György Keszler (1977-1981)
Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, teachers: Gábor Janota and Tibor Fülemile (1981-1986)
Pommersfelden chamber music and orchestra course, Germany (1982, 1983, 1984, 1985)

Awards and distinctions:
Orchestra Musician of the Year (1996)
Orchestra Musician of the Year (2015)

Professional work:
Hungarian State Opera Orchestra (1986-) - member
Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra (1992-) - member
Ensemble Intermodulation - founding member
Penta Wind Quintet - founding member
Budapest Strings - collaborator
Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra - collaborator
Teaching activities:
Veszprém High School of Music (1987-1991)
Saint Stephen High School of Music, Budapest (1991-)
Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music (2006-2011)
Master class in Cardiff, Wales (2008)
Member of the jury:
Pécs International Bassoon Verseny (2002, 2005)
Dubrovnik International Chamber Music Competition (2004)
National High School Bassoon Competition (2012)